Everyone has his or her own strengths and assets that make him or her unique and contribute to society as a whole. Personally, my passions are outdoor activities, animals, and helping people. All these passions can be used to serve. I can use my passions to do service involving the environment, animals, and people in need. If I serve, helping the community, using my passions, then I will be interested and passionate about the service and work harder to make a difference. I bring my own passions and interests that I can use in my types of service I take part in. Along with my passions, my five strengths are adaptability, harmony, context, empathy, consistency. I can assess these strengths and use them to contribute to the SERVE community, everyone having greatly varying strengths. Adaptability gives me the ability to “go with the flow” and adapt to the changes that may occur on a service event, allowing me to help when change occurs. Harmony is especially important and useful in SERVE because the class itself along with the projects involve group collaboration. Harmony allows me to successfully work in groups and make sure the group work is conflict free and runs smoothly. Harmony is one of the most important assets I possess because it is needed constantly. Around Virginia Tech, I will need to work in many groups during class and in social events and I can use my strength to work well and peacefully with peers. My third strength is context that shows I use the past to guide my actions and use as a reference. This helpful to give a different perspective people may not think of because people reference different things to make plans and actions. In SERVE I am able to give my perspective on topics through looking backwards to move forwards, giving my own perspective. While in the community, I can use this to make sure our plans have not been tried and failed in the past, or see what has been done and accomplished in the past. I can look back to discover more effective ways to complete tasks or to organize service, using past failures and success to guide the future. Empathy is useful in SERVE to connect with anyone who is sharing experiences or for a learning perspective. Also, in the community or areas while doing service I can connect and sympathize and understand the stories behind the people. Everyone has a story and especially when they face hardship, I will be able to relate and connect with these people, hopefully able to help them and make them feel comfortable. My last strength was consistency, which is useful to schedule and keep up a routine. With my strength of consistency, I would be able to regularly volunteer and serve at a specific place and keep up with a schedule so it would be routine which is useful in building relationships. All these strengths together along with my passions compile who I am and what I bring to the table, the tools I can use in SERVE, VT, and NRV community.